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Club Bonafide

First Preview: Feb 16, 2015

Opening Date: Feb 16, 2015

Closing Date: Dec 31, 2022

Running Time: 01:20

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Club Bonafide

212 East 52nd Street 3rd Floor New York City, NY 10022

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From the 1930s into the early 50s, if you flagged a taxi in NYC and asked to be taken to “The Street,” you would be driven, without giving a number or an avenue, to 52nd Street.  There were so many jazz joints and clubs along 52nd Street that it also became known as  “Swing Street.”  Jazz greats including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Louis Prima, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Marian McPartland, and many more artists played almost nightly and easily would perform in more than one club in any given month.  It’s from this street that the bebop tune called “52nd Street Theme” by Thelonious Monk became a live jazz standard.

Club Bonafide is bringing music back to 52nd Street with the same open, embracing attitude.  The club was founded in 2015 by world-renowned musician Richard Bona and restaurateur Laurent Dantonio.  Bona viewed Club Bonafide as a vehicle for reigniting an openness within venues both by doing away with exclusivity clauses and by looking to instill a more genre-blind booking.  In this way, the club hopes to encourage a celebration of live music and an environment of collaboration that is crucial to building a scene.
Age Guidance

Age Guidance: 21

Show Notes

Show Notes: No Intermission (for most shows)

Audience Advisory:

A two Drink minimum for table service in our showroom, which can include food or beverages. Showroom on the 3rd floor

Performance Schedule:


TDF Tickets Offers:

TDF member tickets:

Not currently available for this show

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Full-price tickets

$20 - $30


Directions Bus

M101 M102 M103 - uptown via 3rd Ave

Directions Subway

E or M to 53rd St. / Lexington Ave, # 6 to 51st St / Lexington Ave


Venue has an elevator which goes from the main floor up to the third floor. However, in order to reach the main floor, there is first a flight of stairs (10 steps) outside connecting to the main entrance.


Admission is 21 years or older unless noted


Street parking is available after 7pm. There are several parking garages nearby.


None on premises

Water Fountain

None available.

Wheelchair Info

Not wheelchair accessible

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Public Transportation

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By Subway:

E or M to 53rd St. / Lexington Ave, # 6 to 51st St / Lexington Ave

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By Bus:

M101 M102 M103 - uptown via 3rd Ave